The best games where you can stack objects on top of each other 📚 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can stack objects on top of each other 📚? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best stacking games 2024.

What are stacking games?

"Stacking and balancing" games require players to physically stack and balance figures or objects on top of each other. So these games are a subcategory of skill games.

Distinction to "stacking" in war games

Stacking and balancing games differ from the term "stacking/stacking" commonly used in war games. Here, multiple pieces are bundled together in a stack.

Examples of games where you can stack objects on top of each other

Good examples of balancing games are Animal Upon Animal, Junk Art, and Bausack.

List of best stacking games 2024 📚

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 284 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Junk Art

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    In Junk Art, creativity knows no bounds as players transform a pile of junk into stunning works of art. With more than ten engaging game modes and over sixty vibrant wooden or plastic components, this game invites you to explore your artistic talents like never before.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Junk Art
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

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    Rhino Hero: Super Battle is a captivating 3D stacking game that sees the return of Rhino Hero, this time joined by fellow super-heroes Giraffe Boy, Big E., and Batguin. Players engage in an exciting challenge of building a wobbly skyscraper while navigating fierce battles among these charismatic characters. The game adds an extra layer of fun with the presence of mischievous spider monkeys that players must contend with during their skyscraper construction and superhero battles.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Men at Work

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    Men At Work is a dexterity game that challenges players to become the most skilled and careful construction workers on the job site. The goal is to build a towering structure of steel girders and wooden beams, placing workers and bricks with precision to avoid any disastrous collapses. Players must balance risk-taking with cautious strategy to outmaneuver their opponents and impress Rita, the tough-as-nails boss, in hopes of being named Employee of the Month.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Men at Work
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Men at Work

    • YouTube Review for the game "Men at Work" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Rhino Hero

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    Rhino Hero is a dexterity-based card game that combines elements of building and strategy. Players take turns constructing a skyscraper with walls and roof cards, while moving a heroic rhino figurine up the building.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Animal Upon Animal

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    Animal Upon Animal (original title: Tier auf Tier) is a delightful and family-friendly stacking game that challenges players to carefully balance wooden animal figures to create an ever-growing pyramid. The game is designed for all ages, showcasing both fun and skill in a simple yet engaging format.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Menara

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    Menara is a cooperative, physical skill-based game where players work together to construct a temple using pillars and uniquely shaped floors. The game challenges players not just with its physical demands but also through its requirement for teamwork and strategic planning. As players build the structure, they must carefully balance the need for precision with the architectural requirements to prevent the temple from becoming unstable. Mistakes have consequences, requiring the addition of new floors and making the challenge even more daunting.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Menara
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Meeple Circus

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    Meeple Circus is a vibrant and engaging dexterity board game where players become circus directors, aiming to create the most spectacular show and wow the audience. It's a game where physical skill meets strategic planning, and each action is a performance in itself.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Meeple Circus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Hamster Roll

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Wandering Towers

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 6.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Catch the Moon

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catch the Moon
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Catch the Moon

    • YouTube Review for the game "Catch the Moon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Riff Raff

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Animal Upon Animal: Christmas Edition

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Bandu

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    Bausack is a unique and engaging game that combines elements of strategy, dexterity, and auctioning. Players challenge each other to build precarious structures using a variety of uniquely shaped wooden blocks. The game tests your architectural skills and your ability to make strategic decisions under pressure. Players must balance the risk and reward of accepting or refusing blocks, using 'beans' as currency in auctions to influence decisions. The game ends when a player's structure collapses, leaving the last player standing as the winner.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Bandu
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Go Cuckoo!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Terror in Meeple City

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    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), players step into the roles of colossal monsters, hungry for destruction and chaos in the heart of Meeple City. The objective is simple: create mayhem by demolishing buildings and devouring innocent meeples, all in a race to become the most fearsome monster of them all.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Terror in Meeple City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Tuki

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Tuki
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tuki

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tuki" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Tokyo Highway

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Ninja Academy

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Beasts of Balance

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Beasts of Balance
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Beasts of Balance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Beasts of Balance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Villa Paletti

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    Villa Paletti is an engaging and whimsical game designed for 2 to 4 players, aged 8 and up, that challenges budding architects to construct a towering structure. Set in a land of blooming lemons, players follow in the footsteps of the sage "Paletti" who sought to complete his grandfather's unfinished castle in the sky. The twist in Paletti's plan is to reuse old columns from the lower levels of the castle to build higher floors, creating a daring and precarious architectural marvel – the Villa Paletti.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Villa Paletti
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Jenga Maker

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Suspend

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Palazzo Paletti

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Tokyo Highway

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Strong Stuff!

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Strong Stuff!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Strong Stuff!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Strong Stuff!" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Strong Stuff!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Tier auf Tier: Das Duell

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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